That Kid on 3rd Rock From the Sun...
Reviewed by KHL for Manic at 2008-04-17 17:42:17
Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Yes, he was that young kid with the long hair in that great TV show, but he's grown up now and proven he can really act. Lyle (Levitt)finds his sociopathic self locked in juvenile psych detention because he nearly killed a classmate with a baseball bat. Don Cheadle (always amazingly good, no exception here) plays the counselor trying to get through to him and the rest of the therapy group. Deschanel is excellent as fellow patient, the troubled, quiet Tracy.
The camera work is fairly annoying, but I suppose it was used to good purpose, as it creates a disorienting effect. Good acting all around by many unknown young actors. Don't expect major plot development, it kind of meanders along, but does come to an ultimate conclusion.